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Assam should give you concrete plan to get safety from floods: Amit Shah

Guwahati (Assam) [India], October 7 (ANI): Union Home Minister and Chairman of North Eastern Council (NEC) Amit Shah on Friday asserted that Assam should give you a long-term plan which would offer safety from floods for many years to return.

He made this comment throughout a evaluate assembly chaired by him in Guwahati to make the state of Assam flood free.

The assembly was attended by Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma and senior officers of the State authorities.

The Union Home Minister emphasised that if Assam is to develop additional and appeal to important non-public funding, then safety from floods is a key requirement.

“State must come up with a long-term plan which would provide protection from floods for decades to come and not to look at short-term measures alone. The Assam government should come up with a concrete action plan to protect and rejuvenate the wetlands in the State and increase their holding capacity so that they can also act as storage reservoirs during floods,” he mentioned.

Shah emphasised that the State should take all steps on this regard together with enacting a regulation for cover of reservoirs and a mechanism for enforcement of the identical.

The Union Home Minister additionally mentioned {that a} assembly with the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Power and the State Government will quickly be convened to take a look at measures to incorporate extra flood moderation storage reservoirs together with Hydro Projects in Arunachal Pradesh and so forth. to mitigate floods within the State.

For growing the capability of the State Water Resource Department and ASDMA, Amit Shah requested that aside from using the companies of NESAC, with which the State Government has entered into an MoU for growing flood forecasting and Early Warning Systems, the State and NESAC must also take a look at involving National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in capability constructing of State Agencies as effectively.

The Home Minister, who’s on a three-day go to to the State, will on Saturday chair a regional assembly on ‘Drug Trafficking and National Security’ in Assam to debate the drug state of affairs within the North-Eastern Region and methods to mitigate it.

The assembly will probably be held in Guwahati, a sprawling metropolis beside the Brahmaputra River within the North Eastern state of Assam. Chief Ministers and Director Generals of Police of all North Eastern states will take part, a authorities supply mentioned.

In addition to this, roughly 13,675 kg of confiscated narcotics (Heroin, Ganja, Codeine Cough Syrup, Narcotic Pills) will probably be destroyed by the North Eastern states of Assam (2,531 kg) and Tripura (11,144 kg).

In all, roughly 25,000 kg of medicine will probably be destroyed.

Under the management of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official assertion mentioned, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is dedicated to curbing the drug menace.

Exhibiting the dedication of the Modi authorities to make society drug-free, MHA’s Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is working a particular mission from June 1 to destroy the confiscated medication. (ANI)